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Barry Jernigan (#47388656)
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Bio Photo Prior to the late 1990s I never thought much about our family history. I always presumed both sides were immigrants from Europe who came in the late 19th century, lived in tenements in New York City and eventually made their way elsewhere. In the late 1990s a relative sent out blank forms for us all to fill out. They also had a sketch of a family tree they had made. It showed connections on my mom's side to colonial New England! I was hooked and I've never looked back since. Recently a DNA test confirmed that my direct paternal ancestor was John Chandler, an emigrant to the Virginia colonies in 1610. I am now a member of the Chandler Family Association and trying to find out how our family surname changed from Chandler to Jernigan -- my biggest brick wall by far!
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Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Dorothy Tonne's line
PS. I also discovered that my husband is a descendant of 2 pilgrim families. I thought his line was a dead end, but have gotten back to Pilgrims and back to Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. It's been quite a ride!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on May 22, 2016 10:49 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Dorothy Tonne's line
YES! I have all those people in my line. The aunt Dorothy you are speaking of is my 3rd cousin! I've worked a lot on the Tonne/Busse line here on Find a Grave and have enjoyed it immensely. Can you tell me if Edwin, Jr. is still alive? I'd love to get some more information on that part of the family. My email is Might be easier to write to that. Thanks!
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on May 22, 2016 10:46 AM
Beth (Pflug) Heiney
RE: Jobst Heinrich Wilhelm Tonne #160511931
How exciting!! I am also a great great great granddaughter!! His son Friedrich married Louise Busse. They had Caroline Tonne Rittmueller who had my Grandmother Helen! What is your aunt's line?
Added by Beth (Pflug) Heiney on May 21, 2016 12:36 PM
Jane Gilbert
Hi Barry,

Please feel free to email me. I actually recruited a Jacob Chandler descendant to be tested even though I don't actually descend from them. Several of my cousins do, though, as the Chandlers married into my Gilbert line in Newberry Co., SC, and the families are closely intertwined. I subsequently did more research on the line for them, but got stuck fast when Jacob popped up in VA from places unknown....although almost certainly from PA or NJ.

I'll be happy to share whatever I have.

Added by Jane Gilbert on Oct 07, 2015 4:34 PM
RE: Marriage info
Willis Wright Knighten was the beloved son of Willis F. Knighten & husband of Daisy Mae (Willcutt)Knighten from Cullman Co., Alabama settled in White Oak Tx. G-Grandfather of Howard Stephen Teer Jr. That would be my GG-Grandparents.
Added by Tre on May 18, 2015 10:20 PM
Julie Doty
RE: Valeriano & Danzero
Hi Barry, Are these the individuals that you would like a transfer for? If so, would it be possible to send me the Memorial Numbers for them. Sorry I didn't get back sooner, but we closed on our new home and have been really, really busy trying to get situated. Julie
Added by Julie Doty on Dec 10, 2014 6:00 PM
Julie Doty
RE: William and Catherine Valerio
Hi, So happy to have found your relatives and posted their information. Would you like me to transfer their memorials to your care? I really don't mind and would prefer that family be cared for by their loved ones. If not, that is ok too. Sincerely, Julie
Added by Julie Doty on Nov 30, 2014 5:35 PM
Mary Lambert
RE: Ernest Emmett Jernigan
His father was married to my mother's sister so I guess he would be considered a "step-cousin." Even though I did not know Ernest, I knew his father Carlton or "Uncle Carley" most of my younger life. You can transfer him to me if you would like.
Added by Mary Lambert on Nov 28, 2014 10:03 AM
Knighten Roots
Willis "Bill" Robert Knighten my great grandfather and was the child of Willis Wright Knighten which was married to Daisy Willcut in Alabama. Willis Wright Knighten's occupation was a Brakeman for the Railroad and also he was known for his moonshining abilities. This I know because of recorded time he spent in Rains County Prison for the offenses. Being with the Railroad he moved his family to White Oak Texas. They are buried in White Oak Cemetery, White Oak, Greg County, Texas. Willis Wright Knighten's father was Willis Franklin Knighten of Cullman County Alabama. Willis Franklin Knighten was married to Mary Elvira Young they are both buried in Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Conway County, Arkansas with many of their children. If my memory serves me correctly Mary Elvira Young was the daughter of Daniel Young.
Added by Tre on Aug 29, 2014 8:15 PM
paul & teresa (martin) goodwin
RE: We are probably related to
All this bunch were from Hueytown abt 40 miles with no roads between mine and Trussville. I've never found any connection. These researchers have mixed up all the goodwin families in jefferson county in order that they all might be connected to Theo. Goodwin, known Rev. Soldier. Any info I posted is quickly hijacked by these researchers. I discovered old WPA cemetery records in library, I posted them and within a week they were tied to them. Gravestones pictures of my people have been moved to a different cemetery and used for there people's stone. The only connection was a preacher who started a church in Hueytown and later in life started a church near Trussville. He preformed Goodwin marriages for both families but never over lapped families. This is the problem I have with my family's research. can be more trouble than its worth at times.
Added by paul & teresa (martin) go... on May 17, 2014 10:10 AM
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